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Burg Lenzen Friends of the Earth Visitor Centre (BUND-Besucherzentrum Burg Lenzen)

Burg Lenzen castle – the Visitor Centre in the heart of the UNESCO Elbe River Landscape Biosphere Reserve – rises majestically above the picturesque Elbe valley floodplain in Brandenburg. Fascinating wonders of nature, tranquillity and idyllic river scenery are the hallmarks of this holiday region on the most popular cycle path in Germany, the Elbe Cycle Route (Elberadweg). It is always worth taking a journey at any time of year along the River Elbe, which for decades lay here in the shadow of the border between the former East and West Germany. Today the former border region has evolved to become a unique natural paradise. Flocks of wild geese and Nordic swans were seen winging their way here in the spring and autumn. Ospreys and sea eagles circle over the Elbe valley floodplain, and on balmy summer evenings the nightingales sing in the grounds of Burg Lenzen castle. There are various permanent exhibitions on at the Visitor Centre which give fascinating insights into the natural and cultural history of the region. The idyllic castle grounds form a stunning backdrop for conference rooms and an ideal setting for meetings, seminars or workshops. The kitchen of the castle restaurant serves regional specialities freshly prepared with organic ingredients inspired by the seasons. There are 40 stylishly furnished rooms for overnight guests in the three-star Burg Lenzen Organic Hotel (Biohotel Burg Lenzen). There are a number of exciting routes starting from the Visitor Centre offering the chance to explore the Green Belt (Grünes Band), national natural heritage and monument of Germany history, at close range.

Opening times:
April to October: Mon-Sun 10-18 hrs.
November to March: Wed-Sun 10-17 hrs.
(Monday and Tuesday: by appointment)

Entrance prices:
Adults € 4.00, children (aged 6-14) € 2.00,
Family ticket € 8.50, group reduction (12 persons or more):
Adults € 3.00, children (aged 6-14) € 1.50


  • Permanent exhibitions on fluvial topography in the Green Belt ("Flusslandschaft am Grünen Band") and museum of town history (Museum für Stadtgeschichte), special temporary exhibitions

  • Outdoor adventure programmes for children and adults: boat trips, canoeing, GPS tours, guided cycle tours and walks

  • Function rooms for up to 90 people

  • Organic Hotel and conference centre with 40 hotel rooms

  • Castle restaurant with organic kitchen and sun terraces

Services in English:

  • Guided tour scripts: Visitor Centre, Lenzen Elbe Valley Floodplain Nature Conservation Project (Naturschutzgroßprojekt Lenzener Elbtalaue), Beavers & Castles Tour (Biber-Burgen-Tour) (Pocket PC)

  • History of Burg Lenzen castle

  • Various leaflets on the "Green Belt" project

  • Leaflet on the Elbe-Brandenburg River Landscape Biosphere Reserve (Biosphärenreservat Flusslandschaft Elbe-Brandenburg)



Besucherzentrum Burg Lenzen
Burgstraße 3
19309 Lenzen

Tel: (03 87 92) 12 21
Mail: info @